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Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm PDT
you very much for joining us today. >>> japanese people enjoy eating a variety of seaweed. one kind famous for its soft texture is considered a delicacy. a good harvest of kelp or kombu, as it's called in japan, needs sunny weather, never a sure thing in some parts of japan. next we follow some kelp harvesters in hokkaido, northern japan, who must wait for a sunny day. kombu gatherers in the hidaka region start harvesting in july. summer is the busiest time of year because that's when the kelp is softest. drying seaweed requires strong summer sunlight. kombu is said to be at its sweetest and most delicious when the sun dries it quickly, while it is still fresh. this means that to make good kombu, the kelp can only be harvested on sunny days. unfortunately, there haven't been many sunny days this season. takashi has harvest ed for year. he's only gone out ten times. that's half as much as usual. >> when the tide comes in, the waves are high. it's hard to get in and out of the boat. i may not go out today. my annual income is determined by this harvest, so it's a matter of life and de
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